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During the 1970’s, workplace safety regulations began to be established around the globe. In North America, it was OSHA, and in the UK, HASWA was introduced, and similar standards have been rolled out since, all with the aim of reducing the occurrence of workplace accidents and incidents. Of those incidents, falls from working at heights occupied the majority of reports, spurring the need for further regulation, particularly when it came to fall protection.
As more regulation and legislation was written to combat the rise in working at heights incidents, the necessity for proper working at heights training had increased as well. This training was and is a vital part of creating a new safety standard, which facilitated the pathway to fewer workplace incidents involving working at heights.
Work at Heights training is the most critical aspect of any height safety program. Without proper education and certification, any written regulation or legislation is essentially nullified. Training is paramount to bringing awareness to the dangers of working at heights and preparing those who will be exposed to those hazards so they can ultimately go home unscathed at the end of the day.
Kee Safety’s Fall Protection program draws on decades of experience of our instructors, who have all come from heights-related backgrounds, whether it be rope access, tower climbing, or rope rescue. Students will have full confidence in the deep and varied experience our trainers bring to the table. Besides experience, our Fall Protection program has been built not only by industry experts but by industry regulators as well. Many of Kee Safety’s managers and head engineers sit on regulatory boards around the globe, CSA and ANSI in North America, BSI and EN in Europe and the UK. These advantages allow Kee Safety to create and deliver courses that are aligned with the most current and upcoming legislation. This, combined with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, allows Kee Safety to deliver courses which are truly second to none.
Alongside the comprehensive understanding and recognized qualifications of our training personnel, Kee Safety’s instructors share a passion for at-height activities such as rock climbing, caving, and mountaineering. This enthusiasm brings an extra level of attention to detail and expression that only a passion can bring out. All in all, Kee Safety’s Working at Heights course is an example of our commitment to delivering relevant, meaningful, and refined material by those who are qualified, committed, and passionate about the subject.
We hope that this article has given you a glimpse into the driving force behind Kee Safety’s courses and instructors, and we look forward to seeing you on a Kee Safety Work at Heights course one day!
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